The endless unsatisfactory encounters between men and women are both nasty and funny as van Warmerdam probes below the surface to expose the conflicts and misunderstandings of everyday life. The actors, particularly Ariane Schluter as the young woman who is De Smet's first target, bring sharp individuality to their roles without ever pandering to false quirks or over-coarse sensibilities which could have undermined the intelligent, droll quality of this very modern take on the traditional rondeau. Starring Henri Garcin, Ariane Schluter, Alex van Warmerdam and Ricky Koole. Written and directed by Alex van Warmerdam. Produced by Alex and Marc van Wamerdam and Ton Schippers. An Attitude Films release. Satirical drama. Dutch-language; subtitled. Unrated. Running time: 103 min.